What To Do When the Heat Goes Out

Repair

Call it Murphy’s Law, or maybe just a little unluckiness, but we sometimes see heat pump problems in Mobile during the colder seasons, when they’re required to keep you warm. While you know the team at Farnell Heating & Air Conditioning Inc will always be there ASAP when you need us for a heat pump repair, there are some things you can do to confirm that a repair is important and save yourself some expenses if it’s not. We’ve collected this checklist of things to attempt before you give us a call.

  1. It may sound silly, but make sure everything is switched “on”. We’ve been to several calls only to discover the thermostat or the heat pump itself is turned off.
    • Is the thermostat turned to heat? If yes, boost the temperature by five degrees to see if it turns on.
    • If everything looks correct, test your heat pump switch (if it has one) and inspect the fuses and circuit breaker that shield the extra heating element (if it has one).
  2. If the heat pump still hasn’t switched on, revisit your thermostat.
    • Try changing the battery, if it has one.
  3. Is an obstruction causing your heat pump to not work?
    • Examine your air filters inside your air handler to confirm they’re not jamming things up.
    • Are your room heating registers open and clear?

If you’ve moved through this checklist and you still need a heat pump maintenance check, call Farnell Heating & Air Conditioning Inc at 251-471-2674 and we’ll get your home back to the toasty and cozy place you expect this time of year.

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